1 act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" [syn: resort, refuge]
2 something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying" [syn: refuge, resort]
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)s
- The act of seeking assistance or advice.
- Dutch: toevlucht
- Finnish: turvautuminen
ability, access, admittance, agency, alternative, availability, backup, capacity, capital, dernier ressort, device, devices, disposable resources, entree, expediency, expedient, funds, going between, hope, instrumentality, intermediation, last resort, machinery, makeshift, means, mechanism, mediation, method, pis aller, power, recourses, refuge, remedy, reserve, resort, resorts, resource, resources, service, shift, stock, stopgap, substitute, supply, ways, ways and means, wherewith, wherewithal